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Mathematics Instructional Resources

Information and sites with resources, informative and classroom-based, relating to mathematics education, and transitioning to the Common Core State Standards-Mathematics.

General

California Common Core State Standards-Mathematics Resources External link opens in new window or tab.
Resources from the CaCCSS-M Task Forces, composed of members of the California Department of Education (CDE), California Math Council, California Mathematics Project, and the Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee (CISC) of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) that professional development providers can use to strengthen teachers’ content knowledge to teach the newly adopted mathematics standards.  Topics include number sense, fractions, kindergarten through grade eight modeling, transformational geometry, and high school modeling. 

California Mathematics Demonstration Center (CMDC) External link opens in new window or tab.
The mission of the California Mathematics Demonstration Center (CMDC) is to promote best practices in mathematics education, using the Mathematics Coaching Consortium (MCC) External link opens in new window or tab. model for mathematics reform, and with a special focus on districts who have been involved with or would like to become involved with the California Mathematics and Science Partnership through the California Department of Education. 

Inside Mathematics External link opens in new window or tab.
A professional resource by the Noyce Foundation’s Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative for educators that is also now being aligned with the CCSSM to share strong practices to provide the best mathematics instruction for students. 

Connected Mathematics Project External link opens in new window or tab.
Sets of resources, such as problem-centered curriculum, teacher support, and assessment materials, which are student-centered and based upon research, including CMP2, which covers specific grade levels of the CCSSM.

Math Forum External link opens in new window or tab.
An online resource operated under the Drexel University School of Education that provides resources, materials, and activities for improving mathematics learning, teaching, and communication.

The Parent Handbook for Mathematics in English and translated versions includes information regarding the mathematics curriculum, state standards, statewide assessments, and graduation requirements. In addition, activities and ideas for helping students be successful in mathematics are included.

Recommended Literature List
This searchable list of books supports, students, teachers, and parents in finding books that will engage readers of varying skill levels in history-social science, mathematics, science, visual and performing arts, as well as general literature.

21st Century Skills Math and Information and Communication Technology Literacy Maps External link opens in new window or tab.
The Partnership for 21 Century Skills provide examples of how 21st Century Skills can be integrated into core subjects and how other subject areas can link successfully with mathematics. 

Information regarding opportunities for face-to-face and online professional development opportunities and statewide and national education conferences.

Common Core State Standards

CDE and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
The CDE’s web page regarding the Common Core State Standards, including, but not limited to, the Implementation Plan for California, professional learning modules, and resources from the CaCCSS-M External link opens in new window or tab. Task Force.

Common Core Implementation Video Series External link opens in new window or tab.
A series of videos commissioned by the Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers to explain the CCSS in greater breadth and depth.  The following videos will take less than 15 minutes total and help various groups, such as educators and parents/guardians, understand and discuss the CCSSM.

Achieve the Core External link opens in new window or tab.
A site created by Student Achievement Partners that provides resources, such as documents, templates, presentations, and modules regarding shifts and implementation of the CCSS.

Illustrative Mathematics External link opens in new window or tab.
An initiative of the Institute for Mathematics and Education that provides guidance by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the CCSSM, and by publishing other tools that support implementation of the standards.

The Mathematics Common Core Toolbox External link opens in new window or tab.
A site created by the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin and Agile Minds to support districts for the implementation of the CCSSM and includes key visualizations for the standards for mathematical practices and content.

EduCore External link opens in new window or tab.
A digital tool for educators launched by ASCD and developed by the Shell Centre that supports CCSSM implementation and includes, but is not limited to, classroom-ready formative assessment lessons and videos, webinars, and tools that empower teachers to create their own tasks for students that support engagement and growth.

Mathematics Assessment Project External link opens in new window or tab.
A project created as a collaborative effort between the University of California, Berkeley and the Shell Centre to design and develop assessment tools to make knowledge and reasoning visible, and to help teachers guide students in how to improve and monitor their progress. 

Inside Mathematics External link opens in new window or tab.
A professional resource by the Noyce Foundation’s Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative for educators that is also now being aligned with the CCSSM to share strong practices to provide the best mathematics instruction for students.

California County Superintendents Educational Services Association External link opens in new window or tab.
Materials for use by County Superintendents to disseminate information about the CCSS. 

College and Career Readiness

Guidance regarding the growth and preparation of our youth for mathematical and college success is provided in the following documents.

The Statement on Competencies in Mathematics Expected of Entering College Students External link opens in new window or tab. is a joint document of the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates of the University of California, California State University, and California Community College systems that provides a message regarding the mathematics that students need to know and be able to do when entering college.

California CareerZone External link opens in new window or tab.
A career exploration system providing tools that connect user information on California occupational options and college. 

Math Works External link opens in new window or tab.
A kit by Achieve that provides resources that highlight the connection between higher-level mathematics course-taking and college access and success, workplace and career readiness, and personal and U.S. competitiveness. 

Information, Communication, and Media Literacy PDF External link opens in new window or tab.
The Partnership for 21 Century Skills provides examples of how 21st Century Skills can be integrated into core subjects and how other subject areas can link successfully with mathematics. 

California Career Planning Guide External link opens in new window or tab.
A hard copy resource in English and Spanish that guides students in developing career action plan.

Related Link

Information regarding career exploration and resources is available through the California Career Resources Network External link opens in new window or tab. Web site.

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